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Liverpool now favourites to land Adam Johnson

Liverpool have emerged as favourites to sign Manchester City winger Adam Johnson before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.

Johnson is keen to leave the Etihad Stadium this summer in order to further his England credentials.

He missed out on the final squad for the European Championship and feels this was down to his lack of regular first-team action during City's Premier League title-winning season.

Sunderland, Spurs and Everton have all shown a serious interest and are ready to match City's £10m asking price, which would give the champions a £2m profit on the 25-year-old, who signed from Middlesbrough in 2010.

Back then Sunderland were also in the running for the North-East-born winger, but lost out to the spending power and lure of silverware at the Etihad.

The Wearsiders have the funds in place once again to sign Johnson, with Martin O'Neill eager to add the winger to his squad in this transfer window.

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